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ACLU threatens another graduation

ACLU threatens another graduation

By Marcia Segelstein
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Religion | If it's high school graduation time, it must be time for the American Civil Liberties Union to start threatening lawsuits again. Last year the organization…

Good-bye Girl Scouts

By Marcia Segelstein
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Family | Earlier this month, two sisters who were longtime Girl Scouts, launched a website not only to explain their departure from the organization, but to be sure…

Letter from an aborted child

By Marcia Segelstein
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Abortion | For 20 years, Father Stephen Lesniewski has been counseling women outside abortion clinics in the Chicago area and elsewhere, encouraging them to choose life…

Separated from the Father

Separated from the Father

By Marcia Segelstein
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Faith & Inspiration | In his book, Mere Christianity , C.S. Lewis writes this about the nature of God: "In Christianity, God is not a static thing . . . but a dynamic, pulsating…

Little boys and pink toenails

Little boys and pink toenails

By Marcia Segelstein
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Family | J. Crew's current online catalog features a photo of the company's president and creative director painting her 5-year-old son's toenails neon pink.

Teens, sex, and contraception

Teens, sex, and contraception

By Marcia Segelstein
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Health | A new study by Thomson Reuters has found that the number of teens using oral contraceptives has increased significantly from 2002 to 2009. Among teens with…

Even angels will fall

By Marcia Segelstein
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Media | While watching the NCAA Basketball Tournament last weekend, my 15-year-old son and I saw a commercial that he immediately dubbed as "disgusting." It's an ad…

Giving up Christianity for Lent

Giving up Christianity for Lent

By Marcia Segelstein
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Religion | As a former Episcopalian, I can sadly report that this story doesn't shock me. The Rev. Steve Lawler, a part-time rector at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in…

Dumbing down police recruitment exams

Dumbing down police recruitment exams

By Marcia Segelstein
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Issues | The U.S. Department of Justice ordered the Dayton, Ohio, Police Department to lower testing standards on its recruitment exam. Why? Because not enough blacks…

Fish on Fridays and 'Meatless Mondays'

Fish on Fridays and 'Meatless Mondays'

By Marcia Segelstein
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Issues | A controversy erupted recently in the dining halls of Bowdoin College in Maine when a campus-wide, mandatory "Meatless Monday" was declared. According to the…

Pedophilia as a 'sexual orientation'?

By Marcia Segelstein
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Issues | Pedophilia is another "sexual orientation," comparable to heterosexuality or homosexuality, according to expert testimony recently presented to the Canadian…

'A herculean endeavor'

'A herculean endeavor'

By Marcia Segelstein
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Abortion | The story of Bernard Nathanson is a complicated but ultimately uplifting one, especially at a time when there are glimmers of hope that the tide of public…

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